Friday, November 24, 2017

Ana Ivanovic expecting a baby with husband Bastian Schweinsteiger

Ana Ivanovic expecting a baby with husband Bastian Schweinsteiger

Ana Ivanovic and soccer player Bastian Schweinsteiger are expecting their first child.

The couple, who married in Venice last year, took to social media on Thursday morning to announce the news.

Ivanovic announced the new on Twitter with picture of a tiny pair of Adidas Yeezy trainers alongside her own and her husband's.


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Indian police probe Maria Sharapova housing fraud case

Indian police probe Maria Sharapova housing fraud case

Maria Sharapova is being investigated by police in India in a cheating and criminal conspiracy case involving a real estate company who used the tennis star to endorse a luxury housing project that never took off.

Real estate firm Homestead Infrastructure is accused of taking tens of millions of rupees (millions of dollars) from home buyers for a project named "Ballet by Maria Sharapova," a luxury apartment complex with its own helipad, tennis academy and other amenities. The five-time Grand Slam champion travelled to India in 2013 to launch the project at a glitzy ceremony. Police began the investigation on Nov. 16.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Jana Novotna dies after battle with cancer

Jana Novotna dies after battle with cancer

Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer.

Novotna, who entered the tennis Hall of Fame in 2005, died surrounded by her family in the Czech Republic, the WTA said.

In a career spanning 14 years on the professional circuit that included 24 WTA singles titles and 76 doubles titles, Novotna finally won her only singles grand slam at Wimbledon in 1998 after losing in the final in 1993 and 1997.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Kerber hires Fissette as new coach

Kerber hires Fissette as new coach

Angelique Kerber is hoping to bounce back from a disappointing campaign with the announcement that Belgian Wim Fisette will replace Torben Beltz as her coach in 2018, the German said on Thursday.

After winning two grand slams and an Olympic silver medal in 2016, the 29-year-old failed to claim a single title this year and fell to 21st in the world rankings, also losing her spot as German number one to Julia Goerges.

Goods worth $400K stolen from Venus Williams' Florida home

Goods worth $400K stolen from Venus Williams' Florida home

Burglars hit tennis star Venus Williams' Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the U.S. Open, police said Thursday.

The burglary happened between Sept. 1 and 5 at Williams' 10,000-square-foot (1,000-square-meter) home, which is in a well-to-do gated community, Palm Beach Gardens police said in a statement. Police blacked out from their report what was stolen. No arrests have been made.

New Orleans abuzz over Serena Williams wedding

New Orleans abuzz over Serena Williams wedding

Star wattage abounded in New Orleans on Thursday as A-list celebrities gathered for the wedding of tennis superstar Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

Despite the media frenzy, the happy couple released few details of their ceremony. But unnamed sources told People magazine and the Daily Mail that some 250 guests were invited to the festivities at the southern US city's Contemporary Arts Center.

Music royalty Beyonce, legendary Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, actress Eva Longoria and singer Ciara were all also seen arriving at the arts complex.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Dokic's father physically, verbally, emotionally abused her

Dokic's father physically, verbally, emotionally abused her

Jelena Dokic says her father physically, verbally and emotionally abused her from a young age when she started playing tennis.

In an autobiography to be released this week, the 34-year-old Dokic says that Damir Dokic, who also was her coach, regularly beat her, pulled her hair and ears, kicked her and even spat in her face. She said her father also frequently directed vile insults toward her.

"He beat me really badly," Dokic was quoted as saying in Sydney's Sunday Telegraph. "It basically started day one of me playing tennis. It continued on from there. It spiraled out of control."